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Sony Offers Chance to Try and Buy a PS5 Direct From It

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Sony is going to offer a chance for some people in the United States to buy a PS5 direct from the source. It opened up a new website ahead of the 2021 holiday shopping season. People can sign into their account and register there for a chance to get an email invitation to buy a console from PlayStation Direct in November 2021.

Here’s how it will work. On the site, Sony said it will have a “limited amount of PS5 consoles” at PlayStation Direct. People who sign up might be picked “based on previous interests and PlayStation activities.” If someone gets an email invitation to buy a PS5, it will say exactly exactly how long you have to purchase one. Only one invite and PS5 is possible to get per email and person.

The site also clarified a few details. If someone isn’t in the US but does know someone who would be willing to have the console shipped to a person who does live there, they can buy a PS5 direct from Sony. The FAQs also confirmed that an invitation is not only good for one standard or digital PS5, but for the purchase of a few accessories. For example, someone could also buy up to three white DualSense controllers, up to two DualSense controllers that are black, red, or in a bundle, one media remote, and one Pulse headset. But they also don’t have to buy anything but a PS5.

Invitations for this new opportunity will begin appearing in inboxes in November 2021.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.